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Vin Scully to be inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Vin Scully, one of the most celebrated sportscasters in history, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon sponsored by ASCAP. Scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, the luncheon will also feature the annual presentation of the prestigious NAB Crystal Radio Awards.
"For nearly 60 years, Vin Scully has entertained fans with his vivid play-by-plays and passion for baseball," said John David, NAB executive VP, Radio. "We look forward to honoring his significant contributions to radio broadcasting during this year's Radio Luncheon."
Scully joined the Brooklyn Dodgers broadcast team in 1950 and followed the team when they moved to Los Angeles in 1958. As the "voice of the Dodgers" on the team’s flagship station, KABC Radio, Scully won the distinction of being the only current broadcaster to serve 59 consecutive years on one team. In addition to his Dodger broadcasts, Scully has called play-by-play for 25 World Series and 12 All-Star Games.
Hailed as the poet laureate of baseball by “USA Today,” Scully has captivated listeners for years with his lively delivery. In 1976, Dodger fans named him the Most Memorable Personality in L.A. Dodger history. He was also named baseball's all-time best broadcaster in Curt Smith's "Voices of Summer," and was voted the top sportscaster of the 20th century by more than 500 national members of the American Sportscasters Association (ASA). In 1982, Scully was inducted into the broadcasters’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient.
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